Free Simple Sock Pattern
Simple Sock Pattern
Using 2.75mm Needles
Cast on 60 stitches. Divide between 3 needles and join in the round. ( Or place all stitches on a long circular needle)
Using the fourth needle, work in the round; knit 1×1 rib (K1, P1) cont. till work measures 1-4cm (depending on your desired length of rib)
You may swap to a bigger needle if you wish.
Depending on how long you want your sock; knit as many rows as you wish in any pattern that fits the number of stitches that you have. If you want a plain stocking stitch pattern you just use knit stitches in the round. This is nice and easy as well as fast!
Heel Flap (back of the heel) It is good to use a reinforced stitch for this. A simple one is gather stitch or alternatively a slip stitch as described below. It is made on half the number of stitches and knitted on two needles.
At the beginning of the round k15. Turn
Now sl1 P29 Put remaining 30 stitches onto non –using needle/s
Now continue as follows:
Row 1: K1, (sl1, K1) repeat to last stitch, K1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, (Sl1, K1) Repeat to end
Row 4: Purl
Repeat these 4 pattern rows until the heel flap is 3inches/7.5cm (Approx. 30 rows). Finishing on a knit row.
Row1: (ws) Sl1, P16, p2tog, P1, turn
Row2: sl1, k5, ssk2tog, K1, turn
Row3: Sl1, P6, p2tog, P1, turn
Row4: sl1, K7, ssk2tog, K1, turn
Row5: sl1, p8, p2tog, P1, turn
Continue in this way taking in one more stitch each time until all the stitches from the heel flap have been used. You should have 18 stitches on this needle.
Picking up for the Gusset/Instep. We are now going back to knitting in the round.
Pick up 15 sts (if you did 30 rows) knitwise down side of heel flap. Place marker.
Knit 30 sts from spare needle place marker.
Pick up 15 sts knitwise from other side of heel flap.
78 stitches in total. Arrange over three needles.
Round 1: Knit to 3 stitches before the 1st marker. K2tog, K1 (marker), knit to next marker (marker) K1, ssk2tog, knit to the end (76sts)
Round 2: Knit
Repeat these two rounds until 60 stitches left.
Foot: Knit 45-50 rounds (20cm) to required length.
Round 1: Knit to 3 sts before the 1st marker, k2tog, k1, (marker)k1, ssk2tog, knit to 3 sts before next marker, k2tog, k1 (marker), k1, ssk2tog, k to end. (54sts)
Round 2: Knit.
Repeat these rounds until 24 stitches remain. Knit to the first marker. Graft.
Graft (Use Kitchener stitch): Purl front, Knit back
Knit Front and remove stitch, Purl front
Purl back and remove stitch, knit back
Repeat these two rows till all stitches are removed. Darn in ends.